Datapoint Nicaraguan Creole English/Syllable onsets

As in the case of San Andres Creole English, single consonants predominate in the onset. However, in Nicaraguan Creole English the reduction of two-consonant clusters is less advanced than in San Andres Creole English which is due to the more acrolectal nature of Nicaraguan. On the other hand, three-consonant onsets are rarer than in San Andres Creole English and indeed marginal as in most cases the English initial cluster str- has been palatalized to shr- as in the Creole English of Providence.

Values

Onsets may be complex

Example 11-345:
strogl
strogl
struggle
struggle
Example 11-347:
shraik
shraik
strike
strike

Source: Nicaragua project recordings CD

Example 11-344:
skuul
skuul
school
school

Source: Nicaragua project recordings CD

Example 11-343:
bwai
bwai
boy
boy

Source: Nicaragua project recordings CD

Example 11-342:
tradishan
tradishan
tradition
tradition

Source: Nicaragua project recordings CD

Example 11-346:
tink
tink
think
think

Source: Nicaragua project recordings CD

Example 11-341:
rait
rait
write
write

Source: Nicaragua project recordings CD

Confidence:
Very certain